De Quervain’s Tendinosis

What is de Quervain’s tendinosis, and how is it treated?

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What Is De Quervain’s Tendinosis?

Within the thumb, there are two major tendons that begin in the wrist and allow for motion and flexibility in the thumb. 

When these tendons, or the sheaths around them, become irritated or inflamed it is known as de Quervain’s tendinosis. 


About De Quervain's Tendinosis

This condition affects women more than men and is common during pregnancy and among those with rheumatoid arthritis. 

Patients with de Quervain’s tendinosis may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the thumb, wrist, or forearm
  • Swelling on the thumb side of the wrist
  • A “catching” or popping sensation when moving the thumb

At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Specialists have helped thousands of patients with de Quervain’s tendinosis live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical options.

Treatment Options for De Quervain’s Tendinosis

In most cases, de Quervain’s tendinosis can be managed using non-surgical treatment options.

At OrthoNeuro, these options may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Bracing
  • Corticosteroid injections

In the instances where de Quervain’s tendinosis has not responded to conservative treatments, your OrthoNeuro Specialist may recommend a surgical procedure to alleviate pain.

The goal of this arthroscopic procedure is to open the space within the thumb where the tendons pass so irritation to the tendons can be eliminated.

Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of de Quervain’s tendinosis should not delay a diagnosis.

The decision of what treatments are best for you will be determined by what you and your OrthoNeuro Specialist feel are best. 

Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Specialist Today!

If you have been experiencing the symptoms of de Quervain’s tendinosis, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus. 

Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.

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